The small single-engine aircraft flew dangerously low over LeTourneau College in East Texas. Graduation was over, and two of the graduating students celebrated their achievements with a “buzz” over the college. As they pushed the throttle to get back to the airport, the engine sputtered and would not fire up again. All their desperate efforts to have a safe landing were in vain. The aircraft plowed into a forest, leaving one of the graduates dead.
He had written an essay about half a year before graduation. It went something like this: “In half a year, life is finally starting for me. I cannot wait to get out there.” However, his life ended before it “started.”
Did you know that the greatest riches in this world cannot be found in the oil wells of the Middle East, nor in the economy of the United States, nor the gold and diamond mines of Africa? The greatest untapped wealth can be found in our local cemeteries. Six feet under the ground lie incredible inventions that were never made, books that were never written, and dreams that were never fulfilled! All the potential was there, but people never took the time to find God’s plan for their lives.
Psalm 139:16 says, “All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (NIV). Did you know that God is personally writing your biography? Have you heard from HIM? What kind of story will it be?
Finding God’s plan is not the easy road. Think about this: at the toughest point in Jesus’ life, under tears, sweat, and blood, he said, “Father, not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
Make every day count! What is your dream?